The Highland Elks Lodge 37th annual Hoop Shoot, the national free throw shooting contest for youngsters ages 8 through 13, will be held at Highland Middle School Jan. 17, starting at 9 a.m.
Each contestant has 25 shots at the hoop.
Highland Elks Lodge winners will compete against other contestants in the state event at Hot Springs on Feb. 7.
The boys and girls in each age group with the best scores advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals in Springfield, Ma.
Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque, which is on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma.